More than a year later, I’m getting back to this blog with a similar post about the variety of tools I’ve been working with. As a review of my progress, I’ll go through some of the tools I referenced last year’s post. Then I’ll talk about some new stuff.
I’m working on learning a couple different tools at once, some of which I’ve mentioned in previous posts. I’ve got some time off of work coming up, so I should be able to make some progress in them and start being productive.
After spending quite a lot of time in C# and TypeScript, it’s kind of nice to go back to Ruby and do a little dynamic programming. Ruby encourages a bit of magic, which can make things pretty convenient but hard to manage in a large team. PHP makes you keep things out in the open a little more, which is nice when you have to figure out how something is done. But it has some kind of unusual syntax choices. It can be kind of a lot to wrap your head around all at once, I’m having a hard time getting into it gradually.
Getting setup with PHP means a lot of things to learn at once. PHP itself, WordPress, Symfony, and MySQL.
I’m not sure exactly how many times I’ve tried to start up a new blog, but here’s one more. Back to pretty much where I started, on WordPress.
I need to find some time to play Dark Souls 3. I spent way too long in the tutorial area trying to figure out parry timing. I got pretty comfortable with it in Dark Souls, but I guess it was a bit easier. I took a few tries to get the uchigatana, but I ended up going back to the handaxe and shield.
I’ve been watching the Super Best Friends play Yakuza 0, which is really entertaining. Probably better to watch than play, actually. I may decide to pick up a a PS4 at some point, but I have to decide whether to shell out for the Pro version or pick up the older one at about half the price. I guess it depends when the PS5 is planned to come out.